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BBC News: YouTube channels need 10,000 views for adverts


YouTube channels need 10,000 views for adverts – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-39527043

For a while now i have been pondering upon what to do with my YouTube channel … As much as i do enjoy making videos, they are time consuming to do..and increasingly more annoying trying to adhere to YouTube ever changing requirements and rules for content. 

There have been many a YT personality express there irritation at what’s going on with YT and how YT appears to be consistently making it harder and harder to remain with them at any worthwhile level when it comes to revenue, which a lot of the bigger YT names rely on as their income while making YT content full time.

For me as a  simple casual content creator who doesn’t even have 100 subscribers ( lol ) income isn’t an issue as I have full time employment already and this forthr most part a fun hobby and a means to create a living memory for myself and whomever may be interested. 

I keep my content trimmed of any of my photo shoots and other events as YT would likely close my little channel down for some petty rule about showing to much skin lol.  … not me… my models… lol believe me no one wants to see my skin.. it just ain’t pretty hahaha 🙂

But anyway…. I’ve been holding back on making more content and looking around at what might be available … thus far only Vimeo looks viable .. 

Still through .. how far should I take it..After all its just a hobby .. 

Should I include behind the scenes photo shoot stuff ? Should I do more road trips and adventure ? … maybe I should drop that media format all together and just just platforms like Instagram, tumblr and twitter. .. none of which gain me any decent exposure anyway.. I.guess maybe other than Instagram .. who knows lol.

It’s all food for thought. . And I’ve thought about it  and now I’m eating the food lol 

Happy weekend everyone 🙂
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BBC News: Top model agencies agencies fined £1.5m for price-fixing

Top model agencies agencies fined £1.5m for price-fixing – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-38339367

Frankly all I could honetly say when I read this and its related articles about how much (or less) models were being paid these days I was all like:  haha haha haha yea. 

Well the industry has done it to its self.. hiking prices (like any business) to make more profit while paying their talent less and less. 

I’ve read some agency contracts (recently) and am horrified at the terms and conditions therein that work against the photographer but more so the talent. 

Even in the independent model pool (where I hire from) models are hiking their prices up .. and then moan when I  offer them a lower hourly rate and remind them that there’s a lot more models out there now looking for work and that does t just change what you can charge but also the level of professionalism that’s available. 

I’ve hired more talented professional models for less money than I’ve gotten with ones that demand a higher rate.  

Now I get the cost of living and all that.. but for the most part (I assume) these models (local talent) don’t declare to the tax department (all) their earnings .. so hey when your not having to pay 20% tax.. that makes a difference. 

 International models who travel around (I prefer to work with them) charge what seems to be fair rates and come with a wealth of experience to boot .. often I’m finding local less experienced talent are trying to charge the same or even more sometimes.. 

The core differences being I’d rather pay higher rates for professional international models that actually know what they are doing and turn up on time than I would to pay less and hire some local talent whom proves to be flakes .. can’t communicate or don’t turn up..

Now, to be fair, I have had the pleasure of working with some absolutely lovely people (talent) locally .. though mayhap not as experienced as some of the international models … certainly making up  for it by being super awesome to work with and amazing all round people in general. 

To those models and talent, I truly thank you from the bottom of my heart and look forward to working with you again. 
So yes there’s some ranting in there about the lack of common sense and politeness and professionalism but lol who cares. . This is my blog after all 🙂  
have a happy sunday 🙂 

BTW my websites getting updated.. shuffling images around , deleting some, adding new ..  and also added a “upcoming shoots” page for any models interested in any of ideas in development stuff..

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New Zealand Immigration

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update below:

 

Having an interesting day today..

Arrived at our internarional airport this morning to pickup a traveling international model, but it seems that good old New Zealand Airport Immigration are making things difficult.

So as I’m a nice guy and like to help…

I’ve talked to two different immigration agents on the phone.. (both times they called me by getting my number from the person in question, no probllem with that) … it seems that neither share a brain cell between them.. though in saying that, the second one (sounded like an English accent) was somewhat more polite than the first one who was just plain rude.

The first one rang and left a message ( I was driving so didn’t answer my mobile… arn’t I good) and then she took about 2 hours to ring back…. When she did.. she said she’d call back in two minutes (I just pulled into the car park and was parking)…. she never did… (and she was just as rude again) …

The second lady rang about 30 minutes after i parked…so much for 2 minutes….. we had a general conversation… like who am I.. how do I know the person in question. . Do I know what they will be doing while in NZ, etc etc .. all the usual questions.. then she cut me off and hung up the call… so with no way to contact them back… I dunno what else to do.  The Immigration office here at the airport is closed… no number to ring and no agents to ask……    

I really do feel sorry for people coming to NZ … I understand immigration have a important job to do… but they don’t have to be fuck witted assholes about it… or maybe it’s part of the job requirement.. “oh you want to work as an immigration officer…sure… can you be a fuck witted asshole.. just like John Key?…you can.. excellent. . Welcome to your new job..” …  .. (.. ypu may ask.. who is John Key.. He is the current New Zealand Prime Minister .. who does very dodgy things…very very.. Google him)…

That attitude does more damage to the reputation of NZ than 1000 good reviews could do to support it especially when it happens to people working in media .. bad press and word of mouth travels fast in a small community …. there’s just no escaping it.

Now to be fair… I do only have (at this stage) 1/3 of the story…. and all I can do now is go do my usual stuff and wait to see if the person in question is allowed to enter New Zealand or not….    If so I’ll be sure to update this blog with more information. … If not.l, then I can only wait for an email from them when they return home (I assume).

Either way.. it’s lunchtime and I’m hungry and I’ve been here since 7 am.

More as I learn more.

:p

 

UPDATE:

So after a 4 hours, I get a text from the person in question, who is now been declined a visa to visit NZ.

After a bit of text chat, we find that she had the same experience as i did with the Immigration agent, finding her to be very rude.

 

I’ve gone ahead and managed to find a contact number for immigration via the airport, which was a headache as Immigration seem to really want to be uncontactable, i had to be somewhat rude to the airport operator to actually get them to transfer me, as they kept saying “Oh we can’t put you though , they don’t have a number “ … unbelievable.. because they did have a number…. obviously… 

I spoke with a guy about the situation and he was polite but absolutely unhelpful, unwilling to make any sort of effort to assist (easy to tell by his accent he wasn’t kiwi born), often going back to the “we can’t discuss this unless we have permission from the person in question” who has given their permission already because immigration had already called me twice….

This is truly terrible that Immigration have yet again shown themselves as total uncaring assholes , nothing seems to change, and I truly feel sorry for any international traveler coming to NZ that has to deal with those idiots.

Well done New Zealand Immigration, yet again , you’ve proved your self to be a pack of mindless drones with no ability to think for yourself or help anyone… fucking well done.

 

(a backstory note)..

Just so you know that i’m not dealing with a one-off here.. I have experience with NZ Immigration and how they treat people, as I have a number of international friends, some who live/ work here, some who are students etc.. and I constantly hear horror stories about how they are treated by NZ Immigration, and i’ve even tried to help a couple of them and have experienced this first hand….   it’s a hard thing to do, to try and be there for someone who gets shafted by immigration and watch them as they see their life and what they have worked hard for (legally) get torn apart by an uncaring emotionally void asshole at immigration. 

 

Rant end.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Beardyman Makes a Cake

 

Here’s a new youtube video of Beardyman making a cake…

found out how to do it via the interwarenet… was fun! 

 

 

 

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The Driving Home Blues

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Nuff said eh…

 

 

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Grow your own food company proves a winner

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Hi kids…. 🙂  hope you are all having a wonderful Sunday. . Especially after the blood moon last night. .epic 🙂

Found this interesting news item about a kiwi company trying to bring fresh food back to the masses…

http://www.stuff.co.nz/business/small-business/67607450/Grow-your-own-food-company-proves-a-winner

Finally a refreshing article in the business news… A Kiwi company that is trying to make fresh healthy food available too everyone in the form of DIY gardening kits. Great idea.

With the progressive monopoly over food control growing by the day by big food corporates like Monsanto and other evil giants.. we are losing control over what we eat.. options and pricing. 

Search for and watch a documentary called “Food. Inc” to see what I mean.

Have a great Sunday 🙂

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